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A Fertile Heart: Giving and Receiving Creative Love

By |February 29th, 2020|Children (Remote Formation), Empowerment (Training & Leadership), High School, Parents, Primary School|

A Fertile Heart is a faith inspired programme of study that offers schools, especially those with a strong Christian identity, a new way of approaching personal, social and moral development that invites teachers and pupils to explore together the big questions of life; — what does it means to be human; why does sexual difference matter and what lies at the heart of authentic personal dignity? The content reinforces universal values of personal development, growth in character, mutual respect, love and patience and thus compliments good Religious education as well as parochial catechesis of the young for the sacraments of initiation. It aims to contribute to the challenge laid before us by Pope Francis that there be an “Education in Hope” (Amoris Laetitia) within which a sound response to the need for wholesome sexuality education can take shape.

The Body Matters Program

By |July 9th, 2019|Before School, Children (Remote Formation), Grandparents, High School, Parents, Primary School|

The Body Matters, based on St. John Paul’s life-affirming Theology of the Body (TOB), is a teaching tool intended to assist primary educators (parents) in forming their children, and to be inserted into already-existing curricula at Catholic schools and parish faith formation programs. In November 2015, TOBET’s Episcopal Advisory Board, led by Archbishop Samuel Aquila, confirmed the need to create an original, inspiring, age-appropriate TOB program. Despite common misconceptions about TOB, The Body Matters is not a “birds-and-bees” centered program. Rather, its purpose is to form children in the faith and to combat the destructive messages they absorb from the culture. While not addressing these controversial issues directly, The Body Matters program, infused with St. John Paul’s theology, will restore the dignity of the human person and form families and their children in the truths of the Catholic faith, precisely through a deeper understanding of the human BODY

SmartLoving BreakThrough

By |July 5th, 2019|Empty Nesters, Marriage Support, Married, Married couples (Enrichment Formation), Mature Aged, Newlywed|

SmartLoving BreakThrough is a short online course that helps spouses better understand how conflict happens in a relationship. It leads them through a process of forgiveness so that they can be less reactive and more intentional in their marriage and equips them with simple strategies to improve their situation. Also available as a facilitators resource to run live workshops (approx 3 hours).

SmartLoving Engaged Online

By |July 5th, 2019|Engaged, Engaged (Immediate Formation), Young Adult|

A multimedia course that seamlessly integrates practical relationship skills, sacramental theology and couple testimony. Grounded in the Theology of the Body, every registration includes a coupon code to the Sponsor version of the course for a parish married couple to accompany the engaged (optional uptake). * videos with high production values * quizzes and final assessment, time and progression locks to ensure participation and monitor learning * imprimatur granted * includes access to Member articles and SmartLoving Fertility

Mini Marriage Course

By |July 5th, 2019|Engaged, Engaged (Immediate Formation), Married, Married couples (Enrichment Formation), Newlywed|

Dr. Greg Bottaro offers couples a dose of what can help their marriage by integrating Catholic theology and spirituality with psychological research and his clinical experience with marriage therapy. The course is free and is delivered over the web. It consist of approximately 1 hour of footage on topics such as the deeper meaning of sacramental marriage vows, love languages, Gottman insights on the 4 horseman and how to argue effectively and the differences between men and women and how this impacts marriage.

Beloved Series – Finding Happiness in Marriage

By |July 5th, 2019|Engaged, Engaged (Immediate Formation), Married, Married couples (Enrichment Formation), Newlywed|

Beloved is a 12 part series that provides a rich exploration of the Church's teaching on marriage and the family along with testimonies from a number of couples that highlights the practical embodiment of the teaching. This is a high quality production that also captures the thinking of some of the top US based lay experts on marriage and the family. It can be purchased in a DVD format or through a video on demand service called FORMED. Each episode has an accompanying study guide for engaged or marriage couples.